Saturday, June 16, 2012
Back at Home in the HWA
I'm back in. After years of not being a member, I finally renewed my membership in the Horror Writers Association. It feels good to be back. And not just for the commaradarie of being around other horror writers.
I remember when I first applied for membership back in 2001. At that point, I had several short stories accepted for publication both online and in print. While being published is great validation for your ego, becoming a part of HWA was even bigger. At least for me. I knew I was a part of an organisation that accepted what I wrote as a genre worthwhile in the world of story.
So now, as I continue the journey to get 'my' stories out of my head and onto paper or digital video - I know that there are hundreds of authors out there on my side.
Now, who wouldn't appreciate and be happy about that?